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Honda has announced that its next compact Civic platform will be smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient than originally designed.
The Civic’s new product strategy is part of an overall plan of building less expensive and more fuel-efficient Hondas. It’s also the reason why Honda’s killing its V8 engine and rear-wheel-drive programs.
“We are taking more time to rethink the new Civic and all our models,” Honda CEO Takanobu Ito told Automotive News. “We had to revisit our development work and planning to comply with the change in the environment.”
The next Civic originally was planned to be larger than the current model, but now its exterior will be smaller.
Making such midstream changes, though, can be costly and cause significant delays in releasing a new product.
If Honda follows a typical five-year cycle, the redesigned Civic is due to arrive sometime in 2010.
Delaying the new platform would have a “ripple effect” across the Japanese automaker’s lineup. Vehicles such as the CR-V, Element and Acura CSX are all based on the Civic’s platform.
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